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AHS girls beat rival by 35 points

Andalusia’s Latrexius Trawick drives to the basket on Tuesday night. | Kendall J. Davis/For Star-News

Andalusia girls coach Bennie Shellhouse described his team’s 62-27 victory over rival Straughn in area action on Tuesday night as one of the “best games we’ve played over the last couple of weeks.”

“I thought we played well,” Shellhouse said. “It was one of the better defensive games as of late.”

Leading the charge on offense was Alexis Horton, who led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points and 11 assists. On defense, Horton racked up 12 steals. Shi’Amber Townsend added a double-double to the win, scoring 17 points, and getting 12 rebounds.

At half time, Andalusia led 35-10, and then went on to outscore Straughn 15-8 in the third period, and 12-9 in the fourth period in the win.

Additionally, Alectricia Barnes scored nine points for the Lady Bulldogs (16-4, 4-0 in Class 4A, Area 3). Alison Daniels had six points, and Tyleshia Malcolm contributed with four points.

For Straughn, Katy Messick led the Lady Tigers with nine points. Jacie Williamson had seven points and Tiffany Taylor had four points.

“We really played as a team Tuesday night,” Shellhouse said.

Andalusia will play host to Ashford on Friday night in area action, and Calera on Saturday night in regular season action.

Straughn will play host to area opponent Headland on Friday night.